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Changes have occurred to the requirements to operate forklifts in Western Australia. The National Licensing Standard requires operators of forklifts to hold a National Licence issued by WorkSafe. Types of forklifts covered by the National Licensing Standard The National Licensing Standard requires...
Forklifts
The table below provides information on when Construction Training Induction Card is required (Based on draft National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work) Guidance on inclusions and exclusions Safety awareness training required Safety awareness training may not be...
Construction Industry Training Card
Information on the requirements for induction training in the construction industry
Construction Industry Training Card
Changes to the licencing of asbestos removal were made in 2010 and include new requirements.
Asbestos licensing
A licence is required in Western Australia for certain types of demolition works. Only a licence holder or an employee of a licence holder may carry out this type of work. In the regulations 'demolition' means the complete or partial demolition of a building or structure by pre-planned and...
Demolition licence
Working safely in hot conditions provides practical advice for employers and workers on heat illness, related health and safety problems and actions and measures to take to prevent or minimise the likelihood of heat illness.
Environmental factors
Welcome to the WorkSafe library The library has an extensive collection of resources relating to occupational health and safety, including occupational medicine, chemical safety, ergonomics, safety management, occupational hygiene, work life and society. The library is a free service open to the...
Library
A practical approach to noise management in the construction industry Introduction Construction workers are among the most affected by industrial deafness. The ILO Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health & Safety lists the construction industry as the fourth noisiest industry sector. The types of...
Noise and vibration
Acoustic enclosures, barriers and isolation There may be times when you will need to use your skills to construct an acoustic enclosure or screen, soundproof a room or fabricate acoustic ductwork. This document gives some tips on materials to use and how to avoid the common pitfalls. What acoustic...
Noise and vibration
One of the most cost-effective ways of reducing noise in a workplace is to 'buy quiet'. Purchasing quiet products can reduce noise levels without additional modification to equipment or the workplace. This guide offers ideas for general equipment and for the specific purchase of saw blades. General...
Noise and vibration

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The purpose of this alert is to make builders and concrete pump operators aware of the need to manage risks if they operate or contract the operation of a concrete pump on a construction site...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
What the law says Employers must do all that is practical to ensure that workers are not exposed to hazards in the workplace. This includes providing training, information, supervision and managing...
WorkSafe
Information
15 Apr 2016
Some chemicals can damage your hearing. These are called ototoxic chemicals. Construction workers are also at risk of hearing damage from noise exposure. About one in five construction workers report...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
26 May 2017
This checklist has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees working in the waste and recycling...
WorkSafe
Checklist
03 Sep 2019
The WA Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (1996) require that health surveillance, including blood lead level tests, is provided to workers undertaking lead risk work. This report summarises...
WorkSafe
Information
07 Jan 2016
Using a trolley can reduce the risk of injury from manual tasks. However the trolley must suit: the task and the materials being loaded; the physical characteristics of the person using it; and the...
WorkSafe
Information
02 Mar 2016
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
16 Dec 2015
WorkSafe has developed this newsletter to provide information and assistance to employers operating inflatable waterslides in Western Australia. This newsletter will assist you with identifying...
WorkSafe
Checklist
16 Nov 2015
During 2015/16 financial year WorkSafe will be conducting an inspection program looking at safety issues in the road freight transport industry with a view to increase awareness of safety issues...
WorkSafe
Checklist
13 Oct 2015
About WorkSafe, inspectors and the notices provides an overview of WorkSafe and the powers of its inspectors.
WorkSafe
Information
09 Oct 2015

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